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MultiNet ECO kit available: KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052

Subject: MultiNet ECO kit available: KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 15:06:35 -0500
Newsgroups: vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.multinet

MultiNet ECO kit announcement

The following ECO kit is now available for MultiNet:

    ECO:          KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052
    Description:  Multiple changes
    Release date: 5-DEC-2007
    Ranking:      2
    Max ranking:  1
    Versions:     V5.2A


To search the MultiNet ECO database, please visit the following URL:


For more information, contact Process Software via:

     E-mail:    [email protected]
     Phone:     1-800-394-8700

The ECO kit README contents are below.

KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052 - Kernel ECO kit Rev 6.0 for MultiNet V5.2A 4-Dec-2007

    Copyright © 2007 Process Software, LLC
    This kit updates MultiNet V5.2 Rev A with a new version of MULTINET.EXE
    and IF_SE.EXE for MultiNet for OpenVMS (VMS/VAX V5.5-2 and later,
    VMS/Alpha V6.1 and later), or MULTINET_KERNEL.EXE for MultiNet for
    VMS/Integrity V8.2 and later. 
    The ranking for this ECO is 2.
    The overall ranking for it is 1 (KERNEL-UPDATE-020_A052).

    The following changes have been made in this kit:

    - Correct an error in managing routing table update timers that can cause
      a system crash.  (DE 10633 KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052) ECO Rank: 2

    - Correct an error that limited the number of PD interfaces that could
      be defined on Integrity systems to 8.
      (DE 10635 KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052) ECO Rank: 2

    - Correct potential routing problems when using IP Cluster aliases.
      (KERNEL-UPDATE-060_A052) ECO Rank: 3


    This kit also includes the following changes from previous ECO kits:

    - Allow a new bind to an address and port when there is an existing socket
      that is disconnected and has SOREUSEADDR or SOREUSEPORT set.
      (DE 10616 KERNEL-UPDATE-052_A052) ECO Rank: 3

    - Change the internal priority of memory allocation so that it is more
      important than packet processing.  This can help avoid panics due to
      being out of memory in very busy systems.
      (KERNEL-UPDATE-052_A052) ECO Rank: 3

    - Allow the IPv6 STF (6 to 4) interface to send the IPv4 encapsulated IPv6
      packets through a relay router when a route has been sent up to one.
      Use the following to set up a route:
        $ mult set/route/add=(dest=0::0,gateway=2002:c058:6301::)/proto=i6
      This requires that your system is able to route IPv4 packets to
      (KERNEL-UPDATE-051_A052) ECO Rank: 3

    - Reduction in alignment faults on Integrity systems.
      (KERNEL-UPDATE-051_A052) ECO Rank: 3

    - Correct errors in how the NTYDRIVER port routines link to the terminal
      on Integrity systems.  This patch is necessary for Point Secure's System
      Detective to work with MultiNet on Integrity systems.
      (DE 10570 KERNEL-UPDATE-040_A052) ECO Rank: 2

    - Correct problems with processing some IPv6 packets.
      RTSOLD-010_A052 should also be installed so that the Router Solicitation
      packets are correctly formed.
      (DE 10549 KERNEL-UPDATE-030_A052) ECO Rank: 3

    - Correct problems with cluster alias addresses.
      (DE 10551 KERNEL-UPDATE-030_A052) ECO Rank: 3

    - Correct some errors in IPv6 code that could cause a system crash.

    - Add controls to routing header 0 (zero) processing for IPv6.
      Routing headers are disabled unless one of the following is true:
      The MultiNet kernel variable ip6_rht0 is greater than zero, or
      ip6_forwarding is non-zero and ip6_rht0 is zero.  The default
      is that ip6_forwarding is zero (end node/host) and that ip6_rht0
      is -1 (don't process).  A processing limit of 1 routing header
      has also been added.

    - Improve IPv6 PCB lookup algorithms.

    - Correct a buffer management error that can cause crashes when DECnet
      over IP or the PWIPDRIVER are being used.
      (DE 10525 ECO KERNEL-UPDATE-020_A052) ECO Rank: 1

    - Correct an error that can cause the FIN flag to be set on the second to
      last packet of a TCP connection.  This causes the other side to drop the
      final packet and any data that may be contained in it.
      (DE 10508 ECO KERNEL-UPDATE-010_A052) ECO Rank: 1

    You must reboot after installing this ECO kit for the changes to
    take effect.

[End of ECO announcement]

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